07 Oct '11, 8pm

Dot Earth Blog: More Evidence of a Big Greenhouse Advantage from Gas Over Coal

The Worldwatch Institute and Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors recently analyzed the full greenhouse impacts of natural gas and coal — from the well or mine to the power plant — and the work supports other studies pointing to a large and clear climate advantage from gas as a source of electricity. Here’s a news release and a pdf of the study . The report also emphasizes something that Clifford Krauss and I reported in 2009 — the enormous potential to make gas an even better option on the path to a non-polluting energy future by cutting releases and leaks from gas wells and other oil and gas infrastructure (something that can be done at a profit in most cases). I’m re-posting a video that illustrates the invisible problem, and opportunity, in cleaning up gas emissions: There’s plenty to do to ensure that gas extraction takes place in ways that don’t threaten states with...

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